Biodiversity

Biodiversity is one of the three core and original themes of FFEM: more than half of the projects financed since FFEM’s creation have been dedicated to it. We have adapted our biodiversity actions over the years, thanks to innovations, capitalization of experiences, and our quest for constant improvement.

OUR ACTION TODAY

More than 1 million species are headed for extinction. Biodiversity is in crisis, and with it the ecosystem services on which the poorest people depend. FFEM is responding to this emergency by bringing together public and private stakeholders, civil society, and local communities. We support innovative initiatives that combine conservation and development.
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CONSERVATION, RESTAURATION, CREATING VALUE
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Making protected area systems last

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Making protected area systems last

FFEM supports conservation stakeholders, helping them network and have a greater say in institutional and policy decision making. We support protected area systems, which enable coexistence of diverse protection spaces and encourage ecological connectivity. To help these land and marine protected areas develop their activities over the long term, we mobilize sustainable financial resources by setting up dedicated trust funds or other innovative financial tools such as payments for environmental services (PES), public-private partnerships, and ecotourism. To strengthen their management, we encourage concerted, multi-stakeholder management methods that promote local ownership of projects.

Structuring value chains linked to biodiversity

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Structuring value chains linked to biodiversity

FFEM promotes the structuring of biodiversity-based economic sectors, while following the principles of BioTrade throughout the value chain. We are especially attentive to putting the know-how of local people to good use, whether it be in conservation techniques or the manufacture of products derived from biodiversity. To identify and support these initiatives, we promote partnerships among civil society and public and private stakeholders. We make sure that any added value is distributed fairly, so that the structuring of these sectors benefits small-scale entrepreneurs and communities. This way, development and conservation go hand in hand.

Recognizing approach territories with a "high biodiversity ambition"

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Recognizing approach territories with a “high biodiversity ambition”

FFEM is supporting the creation of a system of international and independent recognition of territories with “high biodiversity ambitions,” for example through labeling. This system seeks to orient all development actions toward biodiversity, by involving all the stakeholders and users of the territory. This may involve isolated territories where conservation produces co-benefits for economic and social development, for climate change mitigation and adaptation, for health, etc. It can also involve territories where conservation stakeholders are involved in innovative approaches.

 

 

239
Biodiversity projects
€285 M
committed to biodiversity

A cross-cutting Recognizing approach

Biodiversity is strongly affected by human activities. To preserve it over the long term, conservation actions must be combined with improved practices, whether in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions or promoting sustainable agricultural practices. With this in mind, FFEM supports cross-cutting projects on biodiversity as well as the climate, forests, and the ocean. In this way, we contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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best practices

Small-Scale Initiatives Programme (PPI) : Capitalizing on experience gained in projects co-funded by FFEM between 2006 and 2016

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best practices

Certified forest management: a new recommendations guide aimed at Central African businesses

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best practices

Tropical Forests Report: milestones and new challenges. Towards new guidelines for French players?

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capitalization

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capitalization

Capitalization Report – 2016 Small-Scale Initiatives Program Forum

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capitalization

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Burkina Faso: contributions of local NGOs in the conservation of natural resources

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Association between temporal patterns in helminth assemblages and successful range expansion of exotic Mus musculus domesticus in Senegal

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Do forest-management plans and FSC certification reduce deforestation in the congo basin?

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Apr 2019
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Performance review of investments made by trust funds for biodiversity conservation

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Jan 2011
evaluation

Tropical Forests Report: milestones and new challenges. Towards new guidelines for French players?

The report is the 3rd from the National Tropical Forests Working Group after those issued in 2003 an...
Jun 2012
evaluation

Performance review of investments made by trust funds for biodiversity conservation

This is the third in a series of assessment reports on the performance of conservation trust funds f...
Jan 2011
project financing

Small-Scale Initiatives Programme (PPI) : Capitalizing on experience gained in projects co-funded by FFEM between 2006 and 2016

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methodological guide

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This guide on sustainable management and recommendations regarding certification is a summary of kno...
Feb 2014
Brochure

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Aug 2021
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2006-2016 : 10 years of FFEM'S support of the Small-Scale Initiatives for a Full-Scale Programme (SSIP )for African civil society

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